Nikon D850 is finally here. After the leaked specs and photos, here comes the official announcement from Nikon, along with the detailed specs and the price. The D850 is Nikon’s first DSLR with a backside illumination CMOS sensor. Together with the camera’s low-noise performance, it allows a maximum standard sensitivity of ISO 25600 (expandable to ISO 102400).
Nikon D850 features the full-frame recording of 4K UHD (3840 x 2160)/30p movies, as well as 4x and 5x slow-motion movies in Full HD, and 8K timelapse.
This camera features 7 fps continuous shooting with just the camera, and up to approximately 9 fps with the MB-D18 Multi-Power Battery Pack. It features the 153-point AF system of D5, enabling proper focusing in a wide variety of situations. A novelty is that Nikon D850 offers focus-stacking shooting mode in-camera. In other words, it enables the focus shift function for capturing the images (you’ll still need to make the final image in post).
Nikon D850 enables you to choose between three sizes of RAW files, depending on how you’ll use the photos: large (45.4 MP), medium (25.6 MP) and small (11.4 MP). It has a silent photography feature, which enables silent capture of full-frame photos. The sound of the shutter release and mechanical vibration are completely reduced. As for the display, it features a 3.2″ 2.36m-dot tilting touchscreen LCD.
Let’s take a look at the rest of the specs.
|Lens Mount||Nikon F|
|Camera Format||Full-Frame (1.0x Crop Factor)|
|Aspect Ratio||1:1, 3:2|
|Sensor Type / Size||CMOS, 35.9 x 24.0 mm|
|File Formats||Still Images: JPEG, RAW, TIFF
Movies: MOV, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Audio: Linear PCM (Stereo)
|Dust Reduction System||Yes|
|Memory Card Type||XQD
|Focus Type||Auto & Manual|
|Focus Mode||Continuous-Servo AF (C), Manual Focus (M), Single-servo AF (S)|
|Autofocus Points||Phase Detection: 153 (99 Cross-Type)|
|Viewfinder Magnification||Approx. 0.75x|
|Display Screen||3.2″ Rear Touchscreen Tilting LCD (2,359,000)|
|Diagonal Angle of View||170.0°|
|ISO Sensitivity||Auto, 64-25600 (Extended Mode: Auto, 64-102400)|
|Metering Method||3D Color Matrix Metering, Center-Weighted Average Metering, Spot Metering, Highlight Weighted|
|Exposure Modes||Modes: Aperture Priority, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority|
|Buffer/Continuous Shooting||Up to 7 fps at 45.7 MP for up to 51 Frames in Raw Format|
|External Flash Connection||Hot Shoe, PC Terminal|
|Video Recording||Yes, NTSC/PAL|
|Video Format||3840 x 2160p at 24, 25, 30 fps (H.264)
1920 x 1080p at 120 fps (H.264)
|Exposure Control||Manual: Shutter Speed, Aperture, ISO|
|Audio Recording||Built-In Mic: With Video (Stereo)
Optional External Mic: With Video (Stereo)
|Connectivity||1/8″ Headphone, 1/8″ Microphone, HDMI C (Mini), Micro-USB, NIkon 10-Pin, USB 3.0|
|Battery||1 x EN-EL15a Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack|
You can check out super-detailed specs as well on Nikon’s website. The new Nikon D850 is available for preorders at the US price of $3,300. The shipping is expected to begin in September. Hopefully, without any delays.